World Lizard DayLots of Lizards at the Zoo

August 14, 2016 - Today the Virginia Zoo celebrates World Lizard Day with some facts and information about our own lizard collection from the Lead Reptile Keeper- Dennis McNamara. “Currently the Zoo is home to 22 species of lizard. My favorite at the moment would … More »

From the CYTSWeek 3 of CYTS Continued

August 5, 2016 - HEAR IT FROM OUR CONSERVATION YOUTH TEAM: WEEK 3 GUIDE TRACK Hi everyone, its Miah and Katie! Once again, our CYTs continue to impress everyone here at the zoo every day and we are so proud of them and all that they … More »

From the CYT'sWeek 3 of CYTS

August 3, 2016 - HEAR IT FROM OUR CONSERVATION YOUTH TEAM: WEEK 3 CAMP TRACK Have you ever thought about what keeps the water clean besides man-made filters? Or where the idea for man-made filters even came from? Recently, we had a conservation event about oyster … More »

Tiger ConservationGlobal Tiger Day!

July 29, 2016 - Today is Global Tiger Day! Tigers are highly endangered with only about 4,000 left in the wild. Visit to find out how you can help ‪#‎SaveWildTigers‬ and join the fight to save these beautiful big cats. Don’t miss our celebration of … More »

From the CYT'sWeek 2 of CYTs

July 25, 2016 - HEAR IT FROM OUR CONSERVATION YOUTH TEAM: WEEK 2 GUIDE TRACK Hello everyone, it’s Miah and Katy. We are the peer coaches and mentors for the Guide Two Track who volunteer on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. We were both a part … More »

Zoo Keep Week 2016National Zoo Keeper Week Wrap Up

July 24, 2016 - We hope you enjoyed learning about our Keeper staff here at the Virginia Zoo! Their hard work and dedications shows in the health and happiness of our animals and we couldn’t be more proud. Next time you see a Keeper, … More »

Happy BirthdayJoshua the Giraffe Turns 1!

July 23, 2016 - Today marks Joshua’s first birthday! He was born in the early morning hours of July 23, 2015 weighing 152 pounds and standing 6.2 feet tall (read more about that here). He was the fourth calf of Imara and Billy, the … More »

National Zoo Keeper WeekMeet the Africa Team

July 22, 2016 - WHO ARE the zoo keepers? Jennifer McNamara Lead Keeper, 3 years of service Jason Strohkorb  Africa Keeper, 14 years of service Kaitlin Rebello Africa Keeper, 4 years of service Brenda Eppenstiner Africa Zoo Keeper, 9 months years of service Denise Luckey … More »